Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

United States Congressman The Honorable Steven C. LaTourette (Ohio) used his "Grape Dogs" recipe several years ago at a "Real Men Can Cook" contest for a charity in Lake County, Ohio and won. He says Grape Dogs are a crowd-pleasing appetizer at tailgate and cocktail parties, and also says the tangy sauce is delicious with meatballs.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 24 fluid ounces chili sauce
  • 8 fluid ounces grape jelly
  • 20 hot dogs, sliced into ¾- to 1-inch pieces (mini, bite-sized hot dogs can also be used)


  1. Heat chili sauce in a medium saucepan until boiling.
  2. Blend in the jelly and stir in two packages of your favorite, sliced hot dogs.
  3. Simmer on low heat for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve warm on toothpicks.
  5. Grape dogs can also be prepared in a crock-pot.


Most Helpful

WOW!!!!! I had some turkey kielbasa on hand and decided to make a main dish meal instead of an appetizer. I followed all the directions to a T. I wasn't sure if my wife would like it but she was very impressed. So much so she asked me to make it again tonight and serve it over rice. Tonight I served it with tater tots and homemade coleslaw. Thank you!!! We will have this again!!

James Craig June 20, 2002

I make this all the time for gatherings, using pre-made meatballs. Just brown the meatballs in the oven and add to the crockpot. Trust me, there will be none left.

LisaR May 13, 2002

I reviewed this even though I didnt make it back when I was a "newbie" and didnt know better..removing my stars..but this is still a good recipe!

Ang11002 February 21, 2005

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